The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Print Keep Your Family's Home

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides a vital affordable housing option for low-income families in NYC. But there are a lot of rules NYCHA tenants must follow if they want to stay in their homes. If a family member wants to move in or if the leaseholder passes away or moves out, families have to go through confusing processes to obtain permission from NYCHA to stay in their homes. There are multiple steps, documents, and short deadlines that families have to navigate alone, often for the first time, and without the help of a lawyer. 

CUP collaborated with the Housing Court Answers and designer Boyeon Choi to create Keep Your Family’s Home, a guide that breaks down the steps to get permission for a family member to move in and the process to keep the family home if the head of household passes away or moves out. The booklet shows a series of scenarios, and gives answers to questions tenants might have when interacting with the NYCHA Office, along with the precise deadlines for both processes so tenants know how and when to move forward. 

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...